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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 04:49 AM   1
kellze
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Australian needing D&C in UK. How and where??


Good morning everyone

I am a British citizen living in Australia but am no longer entitled to free NHS care as a Brit.

On the 4th August I found out my baby had stopped growing and had no heartbeat. I was 11 weeks along but baby was measuring 9w4d. This is my 3rd miscarriage this year and I am devastated. I was still in Australia when I received this news. Later that day I had a phone call from the UK telling me my mum had cancer and had only days possibly a couple of weeks to live so I booked a flight for the 7th and am now in the UK.

I phoned everywhere I could in Victoria to try and book in a D&C before my flight but there was no one able to help me.

I am now in the UK and my mum is in a dreadful state and to keep her spirits up I have let her believe that baby is just fine.

The thing is, there has still been no bleeding or signs that my body will miscarry on its own and I don't know where to go for help. Is there anyone with some advice for me please. I really do not know where to start. I feel so completely useless and pathetic because normally I can sort nothing out but right now I can't seem to think at all.

Please help...



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 05:04 AM   2
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Maybe call the NHS direct and ask for advice xx



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 05:38 AM   3
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They cant refuse to treat you if you turn up at a hospital. Do you have travel insurance?

Also, you don't actually need a d&c. I had 2 mmc and an ectopic pregnancy and have refused surgical intervention each time and been fine. Just watch for signs of infection.



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 06:01 AM   4
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I'd call 111. Best of luck Hun and I'm so sorry about your mum and your mc. What a horrible time for you



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 10:39 AM   5
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Thanks everyone.

As an Aussie, I don't need insurance as we have a reciprocal health agreement. I want a D&C because with looking after mum and staying with relatives without my husband I am not in a position to leave it to chance. Baby heart stopped beating 3 weeks ago and I am worried about infection etc if I leave it much longer and I really don't want anything to happen unexpectedly say at a funeral or the flight home.



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 10:47 AM   6
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id ring 111 they should be able to get you a gp appointment and the gp should be able to help.
really sorry things are so bad.



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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 11:09 AM   7
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Thanks everyone.

As an Aussie, I don't need insurance as we have a reciprocal health agreement. I want a D&C because with looking after mum and staying with relatives without my husband I am not in a position to leave it to chance. Baby heart stopped beating 3 weeks ago and I am worried about infection etc if I leave it much longer and I really don't want anything to happen unexpectedly say at a funeral or the flight home.
Really?

I worked as a travel agent and British citizens travelling to Australia need travel insurance. If we have a reciprocal agreement then surely you get NHS care?

An infection wouldn't come on severely and suddenly. It took me over 5 weeks to pass everything after my 2nd mmc, and I didn't even start bleeding til a month later. I was fine.



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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 13:52 PM   8
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As others have advised, I would call 111. They're brilliant for advice on top of that, I'm fairly sure you could call a GP surgery or your local hospital and they'd arrange something for you. Before I was entitled to NHS care, I had to have an emergency ultrasound and they were happy to give it to me and they just sent me a bill later.



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Old Sep 4th, 2016, 20:26 PM   9
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I don't have advice on where to go for treatment but just wanted to let you know I went through a similar situation last year.

My brother died unexpectedly and shortly after that I had a miscarriage. The bleeding and cramping went on for several weeks before I had the pills and then a D&C to complete it. It's completely overwhelming to have these events happen at the same time and I felt pretty useless too. Hang in there, so sorry you have to deal with these things together.



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Old Sep 6th, 2016, 15:58 PM   10
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You should be able to go to your mum's gp and register as a temporary patient as a relative of a permanent patient. I remember my aunt doing that a few years ago when she travelled over from New Zealand.



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